Osceola Regional Medical Center ER
700 West Oak St
Kissimmee, FL 34741
If you think you may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
Level II Trauma Center
Osceola Regional Medical Center has been approved as a Level II Trauma Center by the Florida Department of Health effective July 1, 2016. Prior to approval, Osceola Regional was designated a Provisional Status Level II Trauma Center and began accepting Level II trauma patients on May 1, 2015.
What is a Trauma Center?
Osceola Regional Medical Center is a designated Level II Trauma Center. That means we’re equipped to handle the most critical injuries and emergencies, from motor vehicle crashes to falls. Trauma centers differ from a typical emergency department in that it is equipped to provide specialized, comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries. We stand ready to help patients from all across Central Florida, as well as the many visitors to our region.
Osceola Regional Medical Center’s Level II Trauma Center is affiliated with Florida’s first and largest statewide network of trauma centers, developed as an affiliation between the University of South Florida and HCA to improve access and outcomes of injured patients. These trauma centers provide 24/7 in-house coverage by a trauma surgeon, as well as 24/7 on-site anesthesia staff, surgical services teams and trauma-trained nurses.
There are three types of trauma centers in Florida:
- LEVEL I – Full-service facility including residents and performs research
- LEVEL II – Similar to a Level I facility, but without research requirement
- PEDIATRIC – Provides full Level I services to pediatric (≤ 15 years old) trauma patients
Trauma Education & Injury Prevention
Osceola Regional’s trauma personnel are dedicated to providing education to the Central Florida community on a variety of topics. Our goal is to work toward a well-educated community about reducing the risk of preventable serious injury and how to approach situations when you might need to be the primary point of care until advanced medical care arrives. Our Injury Prevention Coordinator is available to provide presentations to groups on a variety of topics, including the nationally recognized bleeding control program Stop the Bleed, as well as senior fall prevention. To find out more about Trauma education and injury prevention, please call 407-518-3240.
Conditions We Treat
Trauma is a serious injury or shock to the body. It is caused by a physical force, such as accident or violence. The injury may be complicated by psychiatric, behavioral, and social factors. This can cause the disability to be greater than just physical injuries. This condition almost always requires care from skilled healthcare professionals
Some causes of trauma include:
Resulting injuries often include:
- Chest and abdominal trauma
- Extremity trauma (leg or arm)
- Facial trauma
- Brain and head trauma
- Spinal trauma
- Neck trauma
Coordinated EMS Response
Working together to serve Central Florida
Trauma care begins with area first responders. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) make split-second, life-saving decisions when transferring patients to Osceola Regional Medical Center. We work closely with EMS partners all over Central Florida to provide care before patients arrive so our highly-trained trauma staff stands ready for critical emergencies.